Appraisal: SL Mechanic

Maintains appearance of vehicles.


Consistently uses the correct tool for the job; uses tools adeptly.

Follow generally established procedures and practices for work, reads and follows instructions when needed.

Works safely and carefully.

Has the physical strength and stamina required for the job.


Changes oil correctly and on schedule. Performs other maintenance, like u-joint and chassis grease, at this time.

Fills lubricant (every 3 months) or as scheduled.

Changes or capable of changing fuel lines on schedule (every 800,000 miles or as applicable).

Changes or capable of changing the diesel particulate filter on a semi avery 250,000 miles or as needed.

Can service an air driver (every 2 years). Ensures air tanks drained regularly.

Can change radiator hoses as needed (regular maintenance at 600,000 miles).

Can effectively change the battery.

Changes air filters correctly and on schedule.

Adequately maintains steering system, spindles, wheels, fluids, and suspension systems.

Keeps tires and spare in adequate repair; advises when new tires are needed, repairs tires.

Rotates tires as scheduled.

Ensures no leaks to cooling system, repairs leaks. Flushes (every 150,000 mi. or as needed). Maintains fluid levels.

Maintains the hydraulic systems of the dump truck and any other applicable vehicles/equipment.

Conducts repairs on components of electrical system.

Maintains brake pads within acceptable wear ranges. Adjusts, replaces, and repairs brake rotors.

Could find the cause of an oil leak, recommend action, and carry out repairs.

Repairs manual or automatic transmission systems components, gear trains, hydraulic pumps, couplings, as applicable.

Responds to all requests for repairs in timely manner, adequately prioritizing work.

Effective troubleshooter who can determine cause of a reported problem on any vehicles/equipment.

Fixes problems with bodywork on any vehicles/equipment. Does welding as needed to conduct repairs.